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Shout Around: A Social Media App Just For Con Attendees?

It’s well known that app technology is bringing people together in more ways than ever before. What with dating apps such as Tinder, gaming apps that require you to work with your friends, and even games such as Pokémon Go which take you to spots where you’ll find like minded people, there’s lots of ways […]

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The Nintendo Switch Release Roundup

The Nintendo Switch has been out for a few days now, and we’re beginning to see all the exciting, annoying, and downright odd news that’s coming from the fans that bought a console on release day. Here’s the roundup of everything you need to know so far. Don’t lick your cartridges Have you been seeing […]

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The Nokia 3310 Has Made A Surprise Comeback

Everyone has fond memories of their first phone. For me, it was the Nokia 5510. It had changeable covers, Snake, and the ability to compose your own ringtones, thanks to the compositions you could find on dedicated websites back around the year 2000. The newer and sturdier cousin to the 5510, the Nokia 3310, has […]

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Why Are Users Uninstalling Your App?

Every smartphone user has, at one point or another, uninstalled apps from their phone. There’s plenty of reasons why, and developers are always looking for ways to keep users engaged with their own applications. When the uninstall rate for apps is around 60-80% within the 90 days though, that’s a tough battle to fight. Even […]

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Is The Death Of Steam Greenlight Paving The Way For Better Games?

Anyone who plays games using the Steam service will have an opinion about Steam Greenlight. The service, meant to allow up and coming developers to get their work onto the service, hasn’t come out with the quality games that we were all hoping for. Steam have apparently had enough of it too, as they’ve just […]

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What We Don’t Miss About Old School Video Games

Plenty of gamers bemoan the loss of the ‘good old days’, where games were an actual challenge and creativity abounded. There’s a lot to be said for the early days of gaming and the legacy they created. However, there’s plenty more that we really don’t miss. Here’s all the elements of old school gaming that […]

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Resident Evil 7 Takes One Step Back But Two Steps Forward For Horror

Resident Evil 7 came out last week and horror gamers have been scaring themselves silly playing it. Capcom themselves said they were looking to bring the franchise back to its roots, so have they succeeded? It’s no secret that Resident Evil 7 is a massive departure for the series in many ways. The game uses […]

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What You Need To Know About The Release Of The Nintendo Switch

Now we’ve finally seen the Nintendo Switch in all it’s glory, what are gaming fans looking forward to the most? Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the latest Nintendo console. Release date and price First things first, how much is it and when you can buy it? Nintendo revealed that the […]

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The Best New Gadgets Of CES 2017

So CES 2017 has just wrapped up, and just as always, it’s brought us the cutting edge in new technology and gadgets. Here are some of our favourites that showed up on the showroom floor this year. Kuri The Robot Nanny There’s plenty of ‘nanny cams’ out there, but this one takes it to the […]

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Here’s The Games We’re Excited To See Come Out In 2017

It’s a whole new year, so we know what that means; new games! There’s plenty on the slate for 2017, so let’s take a look at what’s coming up this year and get excited. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard The latest iteration of the Resident Evil franchise has taken a sharp u turn from it’s last […]

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Can Super Mario Run Be A Success?

Nintendo’s long awaited mobile Mario game, Super Mario Run, came out on Monday and it has certainly split opinion down the middle. When it was first announced, it was declared to be an endless runner style game, in the same vein as Temple Run. As players first downloaded it this week, they discovered that this […]

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The Pebble Watch’s Demise Is A Blow To Crowdfunding

Owners of the popular Pebble smartwatch were dismayed to find out on Wednesday that the company has essentially folded, with several of their assets being sold to direct competitor Fitbit. The news comes only a few months after the Pebble 2 was successfully Kickstarted, making over $12 million for the company to make the products. […]

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Let’s Check In With Pokemon Go

So Pokemon Go has been around since the summer, and we’ve seen the user numbers rise and then fall sharply since it’s release. There’s many online sources that are crowing about how Niantic didn’t interact with their customers and now the app is ‘dying’, but there’s a lot of evidence to say that Pokemon Go […]

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Live Video Comes To Instagram

Instagram users will have noticed that they’ve received another new update to the app recently. The addition to the ‘Stories’ option means they can now stream live video to all of their followers. The new option allows your viewers to comment in real time, and you can pin your favourite comments as they appear. The […]

In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Can Apps Work As Advertising?

Advertising in apps and games has always been a contentious issue. It allows apps to be offered for free in app stores, meaning you’re more likely to download it and try it out. However, many apps have got it wrong and let advertising take over their apps to some extent. Whether it’s unskippable videos, constant […]

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Would You Let Your Car Insurance Company See Your Facebook Profile?

What do you post on your social media profile? Do you like to post photos of wild nights out, or do you prefer cat videos instead? Who would you be comfortable seeing what you choose to share? Would you let your car insurance company see it? That’s what Admiral Car Insurance were proposing at the […]

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Does Black Mirror’s ‘Nosedive’ Hit Too Close To Home?

The third series of Black Mirror came out on Netflix on the 21st October, and is already causing waves with it’s now nightmarish depiction of technology in the near future. If you’ve not seen Black Mirror before, many people have described it as a ‘21st Century Twilight Zone’, an anthology series where the main characters […]

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Why Did Vine Bite The Dust?

As of yesterday, the news broke that Vine will be ceasing operations soon. The popular six second video platform is being discontinued by Twitter following a decision to cut 9% of it’s staff. No real reasons have been given for the closure of Vine in the announcement blog, but it’s clear that Twitter’s slow growth […]

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How Apps Have Changed Our Shopping Habits

There’s no arguing that the internet has changed the way we shop forever. In a pre 1990 world, we would only have goods delivered to our door if we’d ordered through a catalogue. Nowadays, we expect pretty much everything to be delivered to us. It’s apps though that have really created the biggest breakthrough in […]

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VR Technology Is Changing The Face Of Theme Parks

VR technology has really taken off in recent years, and now several companies are doing new and exciting things with their designs. One idea that initial tech developers probably didn’t come up with though is using VR headsets in theme park rides. Over the last year, VR enabled rides have exploded all across the world. […]

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Google’s Pixel Takes On The Mighty iPhone

Google has recently announced it’s new line of phones, and for the first time they’re ditching the Nexus branding and going it alone. The result is the Pixel, Google’s first ever phone that’s been designed and made entirely in house. In their super slick announcement video, Google goes through all the cool new features that […]

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Youtube Heroes Raises Issues For Content Creators

On September 20th, Youtube announced it’s plans to launch it’s ‘Youtube Heroes’ system for moderators on the site. Thanks to the gamification model of hiring moderators, many Youtube content creators have been speaking out about their concerns. So, what is Youtube Heroes and why are content creators so upset about it? Any aspiring moderators will […]

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Can Video Game Movies Ever Be Good?

Video game movies are nothing new. Almost since the popularization of video games, movies of them have been put into production, with… mixed results to say the least. This isn’t stopping the movie industry though, with a whole slew of video game tie ins coming out in the near future. 2016 has already seen some […]

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What’s Next For Nintendo Mobile?

Nintendo have always seemed as though they were going to ignore the mobile gaming market. While other publishers were taking advantage of the platform, albeit with mixed results, Nintendo just carried on doing what it does best. In the last year though, they’ve exploded onto the scene. What’s going on with their mobile apps currently, […]

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The Most Important News From Apple’s iPhone Event

Apple held it’s iPhone event on the 7th September, and they’ve announced some huge new changes for the world’s most popular mobile phone. Here’s all the important news from the event that you need to know. The 7 and 7 Plus are now here It’s true, the newest iterations of the iPhone are here and […]

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What We’ve Learned From Kickstarter Games

Kickstarter has proved to be a good home for ambitious gaming development projects, as well as projects related to video games. Recently, a Dark Souls themed board game was a huge success on the crowdfunding platform, raising $5.4 million, or around £3,753, to get made. It’s clear to see that it’s a place where gaming […]

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Is No Man’s Sky The Disaster Some Think It Is?

There always seems to be one big scandal or another in gaming, and this time it’s around No Man’s Sky. The game came out on 10th August on PS4 and the 12th on PC, and the gaming community is highly divided on what they think of it. Half of them are delighted with the game […]

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Is Instagram ‘Stories’ The New Snapchat?

Dedicated Instagram followers found recently that their favourite photography app has been updated with the ‘Stories’ capability. This new function allows users to take and post photos and videos that won’t live on their feeds permanently. Instead, the pictures only last 24 hours, and are shown in a separate ‘stories’ feed. Sound familiar? Users of […]

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How Might Augmented Reality Revolutionize Gaming Apps?

Now that Pokémon GO has burst onto the scene, more people than ever before are able to enjoy a gaming experience that incorporates augmented reality. Not to be confused with virtual reality, augmented reality is a technology that blends your actual environment with virtual graphics, sounds and gameplay. The camera in your smart phone is […]

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Can ‘This Is The Police’ Handle The Heavy Topics It Brings Up?

Furious debate has sprung up around the Kickstarted game This Is The Police, a crime management simulation game from developers Weappy. Released on the 2nd August, This Is The Police puts you in the shoes of Freeburg police chief Jack Boyd. Boyd is being forced to retire by the corrupt Mayor of the fictional town, […]

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Can Clinton Clinch The Nomination With An App?

Anyone who’s even glanced at the internet or their TV for what feels like the last ten years will know all about the US general elections. The top candidates for their next president are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and no matter who wins it feels like history will certainly be made. No matter where […]

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So, What Makes Pokemon Go Just So Ridiculously Popular?

So, no matter how hard you try and get away from it, Pokemon Go is here to stay. With the summer holidays now in full force, you’ve probably seen kids (and their parents) out in the streets, on the hunt for those elusive pocket monsters. So, just how popular has the game become? According to […]

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This Is How Pokemon Go Is Changing The World For The Better

So Pokemon Go launched in the UK last Friday, and it seems that the whole country, if not the whole world, has caught Pokemon fever. Everywhere you go, you can spot Pokemon Trainers running around catching the virtual pocket monsters hiding in plain sight. It’s clearly great fun, but what Nintendo clearly didn’t expect is […]

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Everybody’s Talking About Pokemon Go, So We Are Too

In the last week, all the tech world can talk about is the release of Pokemon Go. The app game has become a phenomenon, leading Pokemon fans to walk for miles in search of Pokemon to catch. The game has become so popular, it’s even caught the attention of mainstream news. Pokemon Go works using […]

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Spotify vs. Apple: Who’s In The Right?

A huge legal war is brewing between Apple and Spotify, all based around how Apple controls developers who use the Apple App Store to distribute their apps. Spotify kicked off proceedings by publicly accusing Apple of trying to freeze them out of the music app market. They claim that Apple have blocked their latest app […]

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What ‘Brexit’ Means For The UK Gaming Industry

On Thursday 23rd June this year, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The history making referendum has resulted in backtracking on political promises, the largest crash in the value of the pound since 1985, and the resignation of the prime minister. As you can imagine, the decision is going to have a profound […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Apple Developer Conference

Another Apple Developer Conference has come and gone, and with it has come another slew of announcements that are sure to have Apple fans excited about upcoming changes within the company. There were no major hardware announcements, with most of the conference focusing on how their software can and will be improved. Siri is coming […]

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Everything You Need To Know About E3 2016

It’s that time of year again. Journalists and gamers have descended upon Los Angeles for E3 2016, where anyone who’s anyone in the gaming industry is showing off the latest in gaming and gaming technology. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the most exciting announcements that have come out this year. Crash […]

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Can You Really Apply For Jobs By Playing Games? Testing the Debut App

As the academic year draws to a close, recent graduates will be facing down the task of endlessly writing their CVs and covering letters, and hoping to stand out in the increasing crowd of graduates who want the same thing as they do. It’s not an enviable task, by any means. Luckily, there appears to […]

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Dating Simulators Find Their Home In App Gaming

Have you ever wanted to play a game where you’re the only human in a high school full of pigeons? How about one where your girlfriend suddenly and inexplicably turns into an alpaca? Perhaps you want to play a game where you pick a romantic suitor from a pack of dinosaurs, instead? If any of […]

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Reboots Upon Reboots: When Reinventing A Franchise Works

It feels sometimes that modern media relies more heavily on reboots than it really should. Anyone who’s seen the movies from their childhood make their way back to the cinema, or seen their children watching rebooted versions of their favourite childhood shows, will know what we mean. This problem, however, seems even more prominent in […]

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Disney Infinity Isn’t So Infinite Anymore

After just three years of dominating the toys to life gaming scene, Disney have announced that they are ending their Disney Infinity series. At first, the news was surprising, as Disney Infinity had been a runaway success. When the game was first released,the toys became a smash hit and many became hard to find in […]

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Snapchat in Hot Water over Dangerous, Offensive and Copycat ‘Lenses’

Over the last few weeks, it’s safe to say that Snapchat doesn’t seem to have had a good time of it. Three different stories have come out about the controversy that their ‘lenses’, filters that can be put over any photo a user takes using the app, have stirred up. Two stories revolve around the […]

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MyMagic+: How Walt Disney World is Taking Theme Parks to the Next Level

Any mobile phone owner will be well aware of how your device is slowly taking the place of many of the gadgets in your life. It’s already your torch, your GPS, and increasingly, your method of payment in certain shops. If you want to see this concept taken to the extreme, take a trip to […]

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The Atari ET Cartridge Burial: From Myth to History

This post originally appeared on Dojit.com on May 23rd, 2014. As with the tales of the Madden curse and government experiments conducted through Polybius machines, it was easy to dismiss the tales of thousands of ET Atari 2600 cartridges buried in the desert as another urban myth. In a bizarre twist of fate however, the […]

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What Can A Loyalty App Do That a Card Can’t?

Loyal Starbucks customers will no doubt use the coffee chain’s app, which gives them free rewards in return for them buying their daily coffee from them. Recently, the company revealed their overhaul of the app in order to personalise the experience for their customers. Now, they will receive ‘stars’ depending on how much they spend […]

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Why Have Reddit Finally Released Their Own App?

As you may remember, Reddit has never had it’s own official app. Third party apps are widespread on the iOS and Google Play stores, and in 2014, Reddit acquired one of the most popular apps, Alien Blue. This became the ‘official’ Reddit app until now, as Reddit have finally released their own, first party app […]

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Meet the Disabled Gamers Who Are Playing Their Own Way

As a child reading the Official Playstation Magazine, I had my first encounter with disabled gaming in the letters pages. The details are fuzzy now, but a letter writer talked about a specialist controller he used that let him control games with only one hand, but sadly it didn’t work with all games. Luckily, he […]

Generate targeted push notifications to each player

The average cell phone has 41 apps on it according to the recent Nielsen report. The average person with a iphone or android device plays games between 7 am and 10 am, so the major group of players are probable commuting to work or school. So the average person at around 7am has the choice of 40 competing games or apps?

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